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Alva Noto

This Stolen Country of Mine

Alva Noto: This Stolen Country of Mine (Noton)

The soundtrack to the 2022 German documentary film This Stolen Country of Mine directed by German filmmaker Marc Wiese about Ecuadorian resistance fighters and journalists opposed to the sale of the country's resources to Chinese investors, in 19 subtle, elegantly passionate electronic works from sound artist Carsten Nicolai, aka Alva Noto.

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UPC: 5057805569596

Label: Noton
Catalog ID: NOTON 059CD
Squidco Product Code: 33505

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2023
Country: Austria
Packaging: Cardboard Gatefold 4 Panels
Recorded by the artist.


Carsten Nicolai-composer, performer

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Descriptions, Reviews, &c.

"Alva Noto's award-winning score for the 2022 German documentary film This Stolen Country of Mine directed by German filmmaker Marc Wiese features nineteen compositions to be released on Noton. The documentary film explores the question of a state's sovereignty in the face of foreign powers. The film portrays .

Alva Noto's music subtly accompanies the struggle of a mountain village, immersing you into the film's narrative and pathos. Across nineteen compositions, the music exposes and holds back when the images and statements of the protagonists speak for themselves, reflecting the dark shadows and the glares of hope of communal resistance.

The documentary was the recipient of the German Documentary Film Music Award 2022."-NOTON

Also available as a vinyl 2-LP set.

Artist Biographies

"Carsten Nicolai, born 1965 in Karl-Marx-Stadt, is a German artist and musician based in Berlin. He is part of an artist generation who works intensively in the transitional area between music, art and science. In his work he seeks to overcome the separation of the sensory perceptions of man by making scientific phenomenons like sound and light frequencies perceivable for both eyes and ears. Influenced by scientific reference systems, Nicolai often engages mathematic patterns such as grids and codes, as well as error, random and self-organizing structures. His installations have a minimalistic aesthetic that by its elegance and consistency is highly intriguing. After his participation in important international exhibitions like documenta X and the 49th and 50th Venice Biennale, Nicolai's works were shown worldwide in extensive solo and group exhibitions.

His artistic œuvre echoes in his work as a musician. For his musical outputs he uses the pseudonym Alva Noto. With a strong adherence to reductionism he leads his sound experiments into the field of electronic music creating his own code of signs, acoustics and visual symbols. Together with Olaf Bender and Frank Bretschneider he is co-founder of the label 'raster-noton. archiv für ton und nichtton'. Diverse musical projects include remarkable collaborations with Ryuichi Sakamoto, Ryoji Ikeda (cyclo.), Blixa Bargeld or Mika Vainio. Nicolai toured extensively as Alva Noto through Europe, Asia, South America and the US. Among others, he performed at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Tate Modern in London. Most recently Nicolai scored the music for Alejandro González Iñárritu's newest film, 'The Revenant' which has been nominated for a Golden Globe, BAFTA, and Critics Choice Award."

-Carsten Nicolai Website (

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Track Listing:

1. Ritual (4:39)

2. Confrontation 1 (6:50)

3. Village 1 (5:14)

4. Confidential Information 1 (3:33)

5. Confidential Information 2 (1:40)

6. Confrontation 2 (5:01)

7. Death Laguna (5:05)

8. Information Policia (3:29)

9. Sarayaku Hidding (7:52)

10. Information (2:19)

11. Demonstration (3:44)

12. Info Resistance (2:55)

13. Sicario (3:50)

14. Village 2 (1:50)

15. Storming Camp (3:10)

16. Legal Process (2:10)

17. Trail (3:55)

18. Swat (1:40)

19. Ritual Reprise (6:40)

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